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Firefighters extinguished a blaze on Broadway on July 23. Photo via the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

Fire in pet shop on Broadway

At 10:17 a.m. on July 23, the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to a report of fire at 201 Broadway, in the pet-care business on the first-floor of the mixed-use four-story building. The sprinkler system activated, which helped keep the fire in check until firefighters could extinguish the blaze, which was declared under control at 10:36 a.m. No injuries were reported.

A fire investigation is underway, however, the fire appears to be accidental in nature. All occupants of the residential units were allowed to return home, however, the business will remain closed temporarily until repairs can be made. On the same day, the BFD also responded to a multiple-alarm fire on Washington Street in Hoboken to assist mutual aid partners.

Authorities investigating fatal shooting

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Bayonne Police Department are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in the area of Avenue A and West 21st Street. At approximately 4:27 a.m., the Bayonne Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of 21st Street and Avenue A.

Upon arrival, responding officers found a male victim inside of a vehicle on West 21st Street west of Avenue A, later identified as 23-year-old Damoi Davauni Campbell of New York. Campbell was pronounced dead at the scene, and the Cause and Manner of Death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and Bayonne Police Department are actively investigating this case. No arrests have been made at this time.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/07/27/authorities-investigating-fatal-shooting-in-bayonne.

Generator malfunction at Midtown School

A generator malfunctioned at Midtown Community School on July 27. Bayonne Fire and Police were on scene and deemed the situation safe and under control. There was no hazard to any day campers or staff, according to the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

Bike Club to ride again in 2022

At 10 a.m. on August 7, the Bayonne Bike Club will meet again at Stephen Gregg Park near 48th Street at the lower level.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/07/25/bayonne-bike-club-to-ride-again-come-august.

Library sponsors five contests, offers book recommendations

The Bayonne Public Library, located at 31st Street and Avenue C, is sponsoring five contests from Monday, August 8, to Friday, August 26. The library is also debuting a new book recommendation service called “Your Next Great Read.”

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/07/26/bayonne-library-sponsors-five-contests-offers-book-recommendations.

Man pleads guilty to shooting Jersey City man in 2020

A Bayonne man has pleaded guilty in relation to a shooting in Jersey City. On July 21, Bernard Wilson, a 29-year-old of Bayonne, pleaded guilty for his role in the 2020 shooting death of Abimael Fuentes, a 38-year-old of Jersey City, on Brinkerhoff Street.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/07/22/bayonne-man-pleads-guilty-to-shooting-jersey-city-man-in-2020.

Registration open for Design Fashion Camp 

The Bayonne Division of Recreation has announced registration for the inaugural Fashion Design Camp. The program is open to residents only, for children in grades 6 through 8.

Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/07/25/bayonne-divison-of-recreation-to-hold-fashion-design-camp.

Summer Sounds By the Bay continues

Long Live the Beatles performed at Summer Sounds By the Bay at the amphitheater at 16th Street Park on July 27. The longest running Beatles show in the country featured impersonations of the band during 1962 to 1970.

Up next is AM Gold Yacht Rock on August 3, a New York City-based tribute band that performs adult-contemporary hit songs from the late ’70s through the mid ’80s referred to as “Yacht Rock” including: Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, Huey Lewis, Christopher Cross, Lionel Richie and more.

The penultimate performance of Summer Sounds by the Bay 2022 includes Lights Out Beach Boys on August 10. The band has been described as a cross of listening to the Beach Boys while watching the smooth moves of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and will perform all of the west coast hits.

Read the full lineup at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/05/25/summer-sounds-by-the-bay-lineup-announced-for-2022.

Upcoming movies at the library

The Bayonne Free Public Library will present two films on Wednesday, August 10, as part of its ongoing summer movie series. Both films will be shown in the O’Connor Gallery on the library’s second floor at 31st Street and Avenue C.

At 1 p.m., the library will screen Moonfall, a science fiction
disaster film. The story concerns what happens when the Earth’s moon suddenly leaves its orbit. The film stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, Kelly Yu, John Bradley, Charlie Plummer, and Donald Sutherland. Moonfall is rated PG 13 and the running time is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

At 6:30 p.m. on August 10, the library will show The Bad Guys, a computer-
animated heist comedy about a group of anthropromorphic animals. When they are caught in the film, the crooks pretend to attempt to reform themselves. Their leader is drawn to changing his ways when a new villain has his own plans. The Bad Guys features the voices of Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Awkwafina, Craig Robinson, Anthony Ramos, Richard Ayoade, Zazie Beetz, Alex Borstein, and Lilly Singh. This film is rated PG and its running time is 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Read the full lineup at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/06/23/bayonne-announces-summer-movies-at-the-library.

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